With the holiday season quickly approaching, we must get ready for all the festivities that come along with celebrating the holidays. For many of the northern states in the USA, Labor Day is the last holiday celebrated outside before the weather turns to cold to do so. It is often associated with outdoor activities such as having a BBQ in the backyard, family reunions, and the plain old fashion get-togethers where you invite as many family and friends over as humanly possible, everybody brings a dish, and all present enjoy each other’s company.Well needless to say these types of functions often carry over into the night. Once the sun goes down on your event, you will be faced with the dilemma of how to provide adequate lighting to keep the fun going when daylight begins to fade and the shade of the evening takes over. Have you ever considered the versatility of outdoor hanging candle lanterns? Not only are they a great way to add style and flair to your outdoor event, you can also place mosquito repellant candles in them and thereby keeping the pesky bugs at bay.Lanterns have been lighting the way for centuries. They date back to the Stone Age when the earth was populated by cavemen. Even as far back as biblical times mankind relied on candles and candle lanterns for their source of lighting. There were only two sources of light, natural sunlight and light derived from candles and candle lanterns. During this era, candle light was used as the primary source of lighting.Not only are they made from sturdy and durable wrought iron, some are made from cooper and various other metals. If you are looking for an alternative lighting source, consider hanging a few of these lanterns in your yard. They have been able to withstand the course of time. Outdoor hanging candle lanterns can be purchased for as little as ten dollars and range upwards toward the hundred dollar price tag. This wide range of pricing makes them suitable for any budget.A great way to save on the purchase of outdoor hanging candle lanterns is to strategically place them just outside the glow cast by your existing back porch light. This will allow you to take advantage of existing lighting while illuminating additional areas within your space.Outdoor hanging candle lanterns come in a host of styles. The rustic style lanterns are great if you are looking for a light source for camping, hiking or any outdoor sporting event. There are however styles that are the complete opposite of those which are rustic in nature. These candle lanterns have a more elegant appeal. They are ornate looking with fancy lines and detailing. They are more often used as a decorative lighting source at weddings, Christmas gatherings, and other social events that have a more formal appeal.If neither of those styles fit within your design scheme, try adding outdoor hanging candle lanterns that have clean lines and are of a more simplistic nature. These candle lanterns will have a big impact on your design scheme because they will add a subtle appeal to your environment without overpowering it.In essence, no matter what type of function you are hosting, outdoor hanging candle lanterns will not only add a punch of style and vigor to your decor, outdoor hanging candle lanterns will also light up your environment casting a glow that is very pleasing to the eye as well as soothing to the soul.